WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) - The officer involved in an incident with Planned Parenthood has resigned.
West Seneca Police confirmed the resignation on Friday afternoon and said the officer resigned prior to the completion of their investigation.
"Although this is the case, we can say the portion of the investigation that was undertaken did reveal the officer’s response was well outside the scope of training, and expectations of conduct for our officers," the department said in a statement. "The West Seneca Police Department strives to serve all members of the public equally and impartially, with the highest ethical and professional standards. It appears that we missed the mark in this particular case."
A man last Friday was asked to leave by Planned Parenthood staff but refused and kicked the doors to their building. Upon arriving, the officer is accused of berating staff at Planned Parenthood over a "Black Lives Matter" sign and refused to respond to the call.
"We appreciate the continued cooperation of Planned Parenthood throughout this process," the statement added. "We are working with them to rebuild our relationship and restore confidence in our Department moving forward."
Planned Parenthood provided the following comment: